COVID-19: Arrival protocols revised, travel restrictions updated

9 Jun 21

PHILIPPINES

IMPACT – MEDIUM

The Philippines government has eased arrival procedures for travelers who received a COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines.

Key Points:

  • As of June 3, all arriving travelers who were vaccinated in the Philippines are required to undergo a seven-day, facility-based quarantine rather than a 14-day quarantine. A PCR test will only be administered if the fully vaccinated individual in quarantine begins to show symptoms.
  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated if two weeks have passed since they received the final dose of a vaccine approved by the Philippines. Travelers must carry their vaccination card while traveling and it must be verified before departing for the country.

Additional Information: All Filipinos on repatriation flights from countries with travel restrictions must present a negative PCR test that was conducted within 48 hours of departure. A copy of the test must be submitted to the Bureau of Quarantine upon arrival. Additionally, travelers repatriated from countries with travel restrictions must undergo a 14-day, facility-based quarantine upon arrival. All foreign nationals holding a Special Resident Retiree’s Visa are permitted entry to the country without having an entry exemption document.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by Berry Appleman & Leiden. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@balglobal.com.

Copyright © 2021 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact copyright@balglobal.com.